Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (41-54) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (37-60), 5-2, in the first game of four at AT&T Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings. Denard Span singled and took second on the throw to home as Gorkys Hernandez scored and Span came home on a single by Eduardo Nunez in the sixth inning.

Madison Bumgarner (0-4, 3.57) gave up four runs over six and a third innings on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe came off the disabled list and hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Cory Spangenberg hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Jose Pirela scored in the eighth inning on Wil Myers‘ double.

Trevor Cahill (4-3, 3.14) gets the start tonight at 7:15pm PDT against Jeff Samardzija (4-11, 4.86).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-58), 2-1, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) allowed one run on three hits and two walk while striking out six in six and a third innings. Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer allowed only one hit and one walk in the final two and two-thirds innings.

Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59) gave up two runs in eight innings on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Carlos Asuaje tripled in the seventh inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges‘ single scored Asuaje.

The Padres try for the sweep as Trevor Cahill (3-2, 2.96) starts today’s series finale against Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 4.93) starting at 10:35am PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (36-49) scored fewer runs than the Cleveland Indians (45-39) in the series finale at Progressive Field, 11-2.

Dinelson Lamet (3-3, 5.93) allowed six runs (five earned) in four innings pitched on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Michael Brantley tripled drove in Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the first inning. And it just kept going from there. Brantley scored on a Lonnie Chisenhall sacrifice fly and Edwin Encarnacion scored on Bradley Zimmer‘s sacrifice fly in the third inning. Encarnacion led off the fifth inning with a home run. In the sixth inning, Yan Gomes hit a lead off home run, Encarnacion drove in Jason Kipnis with a double, and Ramirez’ single scored Encarnacion. Chisenhall doubled in the eighth inning to drive in Brantley and Encarnacion.

Josh Tomlin (5-9, 5.90) gave up two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six in seven innings. After a leadoff double by Hunter Renfroe for the Padres first baserunner of the night, Cory Spangenberg singled, Renfroe scored on Erick Aybar‘s ground rule double, and Spangenberg came home on Allen Cordoba‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres start a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (28-56) at Citizen’s Bank Park beginning this evening at 3:35pm PDT. Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.85) starts tonight against Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.85) .
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (36-48) scored more runs than the Cleveland Indians (44-39), 6-2, last night at Progressive Field.

Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) allowed two runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four in five innings. Erik Gonzalez scored on a Francisco Lindor single in the third inning. Lindor doubled in the fifth inning to drive in Gonzalez again.

Trevor Bauer (7-7, 5.24) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. Carlos Asuaje singled but was thrown out trying to take second base as Erick Aybar scored in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Luis Torrens scored on Jose Pirela‘s triple and Hunter Renfroe reached on a fielding error to let Pirela cross the plate. Asuaje singled again in the sixth inning, once again driving in Aybar. Cory Spangenberg hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

The Padres try for the sweep in tonight’s series finale. Dinelson Lamet (3-2, 5.35) goes up against Josh Tomlin (4-9, 6.17) starting at 4:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an Independence Day at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (35-48) scored more runs than the Cleveland Indians (44-38) last night at Progressive Field, 1-0, in the first of three games.

Trevor Cahill (3-2, 2.96) returned from the disabled list and shutout the Indians for four and a third innings on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Jose Torres, Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, Brad Hand, and Brandon Maurer combined to allow just one hit and one walk over the last four and two-thirds innings of the shutout.

Corey Kluber (7-3, 2.85) gave up one run on five hits and a walk with ten strikeouts over eight innings. Cory Spangenberg beat out a double play attempt, driving in Hector Sanchez in the fifth inning. Wil Myers struck out four times in four at-bats and Hunter Renfroe struck out three times in four at-bats.

Luis Perdomo (3-4, 4.71) starts this evening’s second game against Trevor Bauer (7-6, 5.24) beginning at 4:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (34-48) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-29) in their series finale at Petco Park, 5-3, yesterday.

Jhoulys Chacin (7-7, 4.52) shutout the Dodgers over five innings on four hits and three walks while striking out six. In the sixth inning, Corey Seager‘s double drove in Yasiel Puig and Logan Forsythe. Yasmani Grandal hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Kenta Maeda (6-4, 4.56) allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout over just three and two-thirds innings. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run in the first inning. The Padres loaded the bases in the second inning and Chacin ground into a double play but Erick Aybar scored, Carlos Asuaje scored on Jose Pirela‘s double, and Margot’s double brought Pirela in. In the fourth inning, Pirela singled to drive in Luis Torrens. Hunter Renfroe had his first 4-for-4 game with three singles and a double.

The Padres are off to travel to Progressive Field to take on the Cleveland Indians (44-37) for three games. Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.27) returns from the disabled list and gets the start against Corey Kluber (7-2, 3.02) starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT.
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We’re at an interesting point in the season for looking at stats. During the first month of the year, everybody pretty much knows that most stats aren’t worth a lot when measuring future expectations. Now that we’re about four months into the season, that feeling seems to have has gone away.petco park

The amount of time it takes for a stat to become stable is a complicated subject. But here are two things I believe:

  1. Even “advanced” stats like wOBA or wRC+ are not all that useful to help predict the future even at this point in the season.
  2. Stats that players have more direct control over are the most useful right now.

I was curious to find out if any Padres have changed the approach at the plate this season. And there aren’t many more stats that hitters have control over than what pitches he chooses to swing at. So, lets dive in!

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (33-46) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (37-41), 6-0, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.

Dinelson Lamet (3-2, 5.35) pitched arguably his best game in his young Major League career, shutting the Braves out over seven innings on four hits and a walk while striking out eight. The Braves were unable to get any runners past second base, and that only happened twice.

Jaime Garcia (2-6, 4.35) gave up all six runs on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Jose Pirela scored on Manuel Margot‘s double and Wil Myers followed that up with a two-run home run in the third inning. Hunter Renfroe added another two runs in the fifth with a two-run home run that was the longest hit at Petco Park so far this season at 444 feet. In the seventh inning, Margot drove in Matt Szczur with a single.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (53-28) come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.42) gets the start tonight against Alex Wood (8-0, 1.86).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (32-46) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (37-40) last night at Petco Park, 7-4.

Luis Perdomo (3-4, 4.71) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks in five and a third innings with four strikeouts. In the sixth inning, Ender Inciarte and Brandon Phillips scored on a Matt Kemp single, after a Matt Adams single to load the bases Tyler Flowers was hit by a pitch to score Nick Markakis, and Kemp scored on a ground out by Lane Adams.

Bartolo Colon (2-8, 8.14) gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two in four innings. Cory Spangenberg doubled to drive in Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe in the first inning. Margot scored again in the third inning on Wil Myers‘ single and Myers scored on a single by Carlos Asuaje. In the fourth inning, Renfroe drove in Margot and Myers with the first triple of his Major League career. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Erick Aybar scored on Allen Cordoba‘s ground out.

Tonight’s series finale has Dinelson Lamet (2-2, 6.60) taking the mound against Jaime Garcia (2-5, 4.03) starting at 6:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (31-45) scored fewer runs than the Detroit Tigers (33-42) in their three game series finale yesterday at Petco Park, 7-5.

Clayton Richard (5-7, 4.42) gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks in five and a third innings with three strikeouts. Mikie Mahtook drove in Justin Upton with a triple, James McCann‘s double score Mahtook, and McCann scored on a Jose Iglesias single, all in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Nicholas Castellanos‘ two-run home run tied the game at five. In the ninth inning, Mahtook singled off Brandon Maurer to drive in Ian Kinsler and Upton before being tagged trying to take second base for the third out.

Jordan Zimmermann (5-5, 5.53) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in four innings. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Erick Aybar led off with a home run and Matt Szczur tripled to drive in Hunter Renfroe. Richard’s squeeze bunt in the fourth inning scored Aybar and Renfroe scored on Jose Pirelas‘ ground-rule double.

The Padres have the day off today. The Atlanta Braves (36-39) come to Petco Park for three games beginning Tuesday at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (6-6, 4.95) gets the first start against Sean Newcomb (0-2, 1.96).
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